Test site generator

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(This in only available from 2.5.2+ (Build: 20131004) onwards)

The test site generator adds a set of courses, users and enrolments between them, in fact is using the Test course generator to generate the courses. It does not install a moodle site nor changes it's settings, only populates it. It's execution is not restricted to one, every time you run it new courses will be added.


This tool is for developer use only and should not be used on a live site. It is disabled unless you set the debugging option to DEVELOPER.

Finding the generator tool

This tool is only available through CLI (command line interface)


cd /moodle/dirroot
php admin/tool/generator/cli/maketestsite.php --size=S


Option Description
--size Size of the generated site, this value affects the number of courses and their size. Accepted values: XS, S, M, L, XL, or XXL (required)
--fixeddataset Use a fixed data set instead of randomly generated data
--filesizelimit Limits the size of the generated files to the specified bytes
--bypasscheck Bypasses the developer-mode check (be careful!)
--quiet Do not show any output

For more help:

php admin/tool/generator/cli/maketestsite.php --help